The mission of the Office is to:
- Enforce the laws of the United States;
- Ensure the safety and security of the communities we serve;
- Protect public resources; and
- Ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all.
To enforce vigorously the federal criminal laws of the United States, to represent effectively the interests of the United States in civil litigation, and to meet fully the public safety needs of the community through an efficient, well-coordinated law enforcement effort, amd to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all, while adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards.
"The United States Attorney is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the twofold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer. He may prosecute with earnestness and vigor - indeed, he should do so. But, while he may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones. It is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one."
Justice Sutherland; Berger v. United States; Supreme Court of the United States; 1935